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Old 07-21-2018, 02:23 PM   #1  
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I would like to know if there is something that I can make to keep a side step card from falling flat! I have tried everything and the card eventually falls.

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This may not apply since you're dealing with a step card, but just in case, are the top/longest parts of the card scored with the mountain (raised) side inside or out? If inside, it can help a top folded card stay upright.
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What weight cardstock are you using for your base? I use 110# cover weight, and that's very sturdy.
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I will try that. Thank you!
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I usually add a little strip of paper, maybe about 21/2"-3" long,scored about 1/2" from each end: I stick it inside the card, to the back snd front, about an inch up, to act as a brace. I've always found they tend to start falling flat after a while. It means you can't write on the inside, but there's plenty of space to write a greeting on the back.
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Is this just for displaying purposes? I have found that the picture holders I get at HL that have the adjustable width base work great for this, as well as other cards with "special needs" for displaying.
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Use some very heavy weight cardstock. Buying 110# coverweight cardstock isnt always enough because 110# isnt a consistent weight. Jennifer McGuire had a video about this. I like Papertrey cardstock. Its always very sturdy. I believe Jennifer recommended Gina K and a specific labeled Neenah cardstock. But the latter only comes in white and kraft that I know of.
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